House Speaker Mike Johnson Endorses Trump for 2024 Presidential Run

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) has officially thrown his support behind former President Donald Trump’s bid for the White House in the 2024 presidential election.

The endorsement, made during an appearance on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” underscores the strong relationship between the two Republican figures and signals a consolidating GOP support for Trump’s campaign.

Johnson, who has been a staunch ally of Trump, praised the former President’s first term, particularly the economic milestones achieved during the initial two years. As a constitutional lawyer and member of Trump’s impeachment defense team, Johnson’s backing carries weight in Republican circles. His support also comes after he secured the position of House Speaker with Trump’s encouragement, succeeding in a tightly-contested race within the GOP.

Trump, who is seeking a return to office after his 2020 loss to President Joe Biden, is currently leading the GOP field according to national polls. Despite a competitive roster of Republican candidates including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, and others, Johnson expressed confidence that Trump would not only clinch the nomination but also emerge victorious in the general election, with the aim of limiting Biden to a single term. The political landscape continues to evolve as the GOP prepares for the upcoming electoral battle, with Trump at the forefront of the party’s efforts to reclaim the presidency.